Shoehi Ohtani's Angels are among the best bets on the MLB Opening Day Betting odds

MLB Opening Day Betting Odds: Watch Ohtani Whup The A’s

Baseball is back. We can close the book on spring training as the real deal gets underway. 

Opening Day is the purest time of the MLB season. Every club, good and bad, has a clean slate and, in theory, a healthy roster to work with. This year, games begin Thursday (March 30) with a 1 p.m. ET matchup between the World Series contender Braves and the lowly Nationals.

All told, there are 15 games Thursday. Here’s how everything shakes out. 

March 30, 2023: All MLB Opening Day Odds

Braves vs Nationals Opening Day Odds (1:05 p.m. ET)

Atlanta Braves vs Washington Nationals Betting Odds
Atlanta BravesMax Fried-1.5 (-140)-240O 8.0 (-105)
Washington NationalsPatrick Corbin+1.5 (+120)+195U 8.0 (-115)

Giants vs Yankees Opening Day Odds (1:05 p.M. ET)

San Francisco Giants vs New York Yankees Betting Odds
San Francisco GiantsLogan Webb+1.5 (-140)+148O 7.5 (EVEN)
New York YankeesGerrit Cole-1.5 (+120)-180U 7.5 (-120)

Orioles vs Red Sox Opening Day Odds (2:10 P.M. ET)

Baltimore Orioles vs Boston Red Sox Betting Odds
Baltimore OriolesKyle Gibson+1.5 (-170)+105O 9.0 (-115)
Boston Red SoxCorey Kluber-1.5 (+150)-125U 9.0 (-105)

Brewers vs Cubs Opening Day Odds (2:20 P.m. ET)

Milwaukee Brewers vs Chicago Cubs Betting Odds
Milwaukee BrewersCorbin Burnes-1.5 (+120)-145O 7.5 (-105)
Chicago CubsMarcus Stroman+1.5 (-140)+122U 7.5 (-115)

Tigers vs Rays Opening Day Odds (3:10 P.M. ET)

Detroit Tigers vs Tampa Bay Rays Betting Odds
Detroit TigersEduardo Rodriguez+1.5 (-120)+180O 7.0 (+105)
Tampa Bay RaysShane McClanahan-1.5 (EVEN)-220U 7.0 (-125)

Phillies vs Rangers Opening Day Odds (4:05 P.m. ET)

Philadelphia Phillies vs Texas Rangers Betting Odds
Philadelphia PhilliesAaron Nola+1.5 (-210)+108O 6.5 (-115)
Texas RangersJacob deGrom-1.5 (+175)-130U 6.5 (-105)

Rockies vs Padres Opening Day Odds (4:10 P.M. ET)

Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres Betting Odds
Colorado RockiesGerman Marquez+1.5 (-125)+165O 7.5 (-110)
San Diego PadresBlake Snell-1.5 (+105)-200U 7.5 (-110)

Twins vs Royals Opening Day Odds (4:10 p.m. ET)

Minnesota Twins vs Kansas City Royals Betting Odds
Minnesota TwinsPablo Lopez-1.5 (+115)-145O 8.5 (-115)
Kansas City RoyalsZack Greinke+1.5 (-135)+122U 8.5 (-105)

Mets vs Marlins Opening Day Odds (4:10 p.m. ET)

New York Mets vs Miami Marlins Betting Odds
New York MetsMax Scherzer-1.5 (+145)-125O 6.5 (-110)
Miami MarlinsSandy Alcantara+1.5 (-170)+105U 6.5 (-110)

Pirates vs Reds Opening Day Odds (4:10 p.m. ET)

Pittsburgh Pirates vs Cincinnati Reds Betting Odds
Pittsburgh PiratesMitch Keller+1.5 (-170)+117O 8.5 (-105)
Cincinnati RedsHunter Greene-1.5 (+145)-140U 8.5 (-115)

Blue Jays vs Cardinals Opening Day Odds (4:10 p.m. ET)

Toronto Blue Jays vs st. Louis Cardinals Betting Odds
Toronto Blue JaysAlek Manoah-1.5 (+150)-117O 7.5 (-110)
St. Louis CardinalsMiles Mikolas+1.5 (-175)-103U 7.5 (-110)

White Sox vs Astros Opening Day Odds (7:08 p.m. ET)

Chicago White Sox vs Houston Astros Betting Odds
Chicago White SoxDylan Cease+1.5 (-165)+130O 7.0 (-125)
Houston AstrosFramber Valdez-1.5 (+140)-155U 7.0 (+105)

Angels vs Athletics Opening Day Odds (10:07 p.m. ET)

Los Angeles Angels vs Oakland Athletics Betting Odds
Los Angeles AngelsShohei Ohtani-1.5 (-120)-220O 7.0 (-110)
Oakland AthleticsKyle Muller+1.5 (EVEN)+180U 7.0 (-110)

Diamondbacks vs Dodgers Opening Day Odds (10:10 p.m. ET)

Arizona Diamondbacks vs Los Angeles Dodgers Betting Odds
Arizona DiamondbacksZac Gallen+1.5 (-145)-240O 7.0 (-125)
Los Angeles DodgersJulio Urias-1.5 (+125)+195U 7.0 (+105)

Guardians vs Mariners Opening Day Odds (10:10 p.m. ET)

Cleveland Guardians vs Seattle Mariners Betting Odds
Cleveland GuardiansShane Bieber+1.5 (-230)EVENO 6.5 (-125)
Seattle MarinersLuis Castillo-1.5 (+190)-120U 6.5 (+105)


MLB Opening Day Best Bets

There are some lines out there I think we can take advantage of.

Philadelphia Phillies ML (+108) @ Texas Rangers

Yes, the Rangers improved their roster. Yes, Jacob deGrom, the AL Cy Young favorite, is starting. But the Phillies are a damn good team, and thanks to our MLB Opening Day betting trends data, we know a nugget about Texas that can make this bet.

Since 1999, the Rangers are 8-16 SU on Opening Day. If you bet $100 on the Rangers to win SU every Opening Day, you’d be down over $900. Even at home, I don’t have much faith in Texas. DeGrom will battle Aaron Nola for the first five innings, but after that, I’ll take Philly to win out. 

San Diego Padres -1.5 (+105) vs Colorado Rockies

I’m high on San Diego this season. Down the line, I think the Padres win the NL West, but for now, they just need to roll through the Rox. Friars starter Blake Snell was much better at home last season (2.70 ERA vs 4.20 ERA on the road), and I love the plus-money angle on the runline.

There will be plenty of wacky, unbelievable events during this 2023 MLB season. The Padres clubbing the Rockies on Opening Day will not be one of them. 

Los Angeles Angels -1.5 (-120) @ Oakland Athletics

Raise your hand if you know who Kyle Muller is. Nobody? OK, well, he’s starting for Oakland on Thursday. The guy opposite him is Shohei Ohtani, and the baseball world knows him very well. 

Ohtani ran the show at the World Baseball Classic as a hitter and a pitcher. Now he’ll begin his annual MVP bid against a terrible A’s team that won’t know what hit them. Take the Angels -1.5. 

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